Event Information

Art in Bayfront Park 2019 (Duluth, Minnesota)

Bayfront Festival Park - Duluth Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota (Midwest)

Phone: 952-473-6422
Event Dates: 8/17/19 - 8/18/19
Application Deadline: 5/23/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 12 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The 11th annual Art in Bayfront Park is a two-day art fair located on the beautiful Duluth lakefront. Art lovers find quality work from local and regional artist. Work includes jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass and more.  

Saturday, August 17 / 10 am - 5pm
Sunday, August 18 / 10 am - 4 pm

• LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION:  Bayfront Festival Park is located front and center of Duluth.
• QUALITY: 150 juried artists.
• EASY: Easy load-in and load-out with drive up access to most locations. Some space allow for trailers to remain behind booths. Booth set-up available Friday afternoon.
• ARTIST AMENITIES: Onsite overnight security Friday and Saturday nights. Booth sitter during fair hours. Artist demonstration opportunities. Overnight camping onsite with pre-approval. 
• LARGE SPACES: 12' wide x 10' booth space with ample storage behind spaces.
• AWARDS: $100 in each category plus free booth for following year's festival
•PROMOTION: Significant advertising, promotion in the North Shore communites and tourist audiences. Website and social media opportunities for artists.


General Information
NEW SPECIAL OFFER -  Stone Arch Bridge Festival artists will receive an automatic invite and acceptance with NO jury fee to participate in Art in Bayfront Park! If you are accepted to the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, and want to participate in Art in Bayfront Park your jury fee for Art in Bayfront Park will be applied towards your booth fee. 

General Application Details
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019 

Expected attendance is 10,000.
11/14/2017                Application available 
May 13, 2019            Application deadline                
May 15 - 20               Artist Jury                                
May 29                      Artist Notification                      
June 7                       Booth fees due.
Friday, Aug 16           Festival set up                       

  1. Completed application for each medium entered. Jury fee is due for each medium. 
  2. Four images of artist’s work and one booth image per media (a total of 5 images). To continue a fair jury process, photos cannot be labeled with names or references to the artist. All images must be from the current year and must not have been submitted to us from years prior.
  3. $25 NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee per media.

  • $100 reward in each catagory
  • Automatic acceptance into the 2020 Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair.
  • Application fee waived for the 2020 art fair.
  • Marketing and publicity during and after the event.​

We strive to include quality and unique work in the 13 categories. Our goal is to include artwork that is accessible to a diverse buying audience and available in a variety of price points. No sell-through items. The artist attending the festival must handcraft all work. Prints of photography, drawings, painting and printmaking may be sold if original work is also present. Henna and caricature artists need to apply to management for invitation status. 

1.) Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
2.) Mixed Media / Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Artwork must be in signed and numbered limited editions, on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category. This category also includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
3.) Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
4.) Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted.
5.) Jewelry/Beadwork: This includes jewelry items and sculptures. Also includes lamp work. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
6.) Jewelry/Metal/Stone: Jewelry with fine metals that may include precious stones. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
7.) Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
8.) Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.
9.) Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Artwork must be in signed and numbered limited editions, on archival quality materials. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
10.) Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
11.) Fine Crafts/Sculpture/Wood/Fiber: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium. Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable. 
12. Emerging 
Designed specifically for artists who are beginning their career in the art world and have very little experience exhibiting and selling their artwork. The application procedure and jury fee are the same as the regular show, however, upon acceptance emerging artists will pay a lower booth fee. Applicants must currently be a student and/or the first year of their business. A limited number of these booth spaces are available. 
Pre-packaged handcrafted culinary products. These artists need to apply via our Culinary Arts Quarter manager, Stephanie Hansen. For an application, email shansenmarketing@gmail.com .  No jury fee.

Heather Williams
email: heatherwmpls@gmail.com
Culinary Artists
Stephanie Hansen
email: shansenmarketing@gmail.com 

General Festival Management:
Sara Collins
email: sara@somersetamp.com
Festival Business Office
Art in Bayfront Park
c/o Mithun Enterprises
900 Wayzata Blvd
Suite #130
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-6422 

​We are committed to treating all of our artists and their work professionally, with dignity, fairness and respect.
  • All artists must be onsite during the festival.
  • No sell through items. 
  • Artists may only sell items represented in their applicaiton and only sell items within the medium category they were juried into. 
  • Artists are responsible for proper insurance and protection of work and setup. Festival is not responsible for loss or damages. 
  • Artists are responsbile to collect and report sales tax. 
  • Artist booths must be open all hours of the festival. No late arrivals or early exits. Artist will not be invited back if this rule is broken.
  • Artists must provide a tent and setup that will withstand wind and rain. We can not allow artists to use a tent that seems unsafe for neighboring artists or attendees. If an artist wants to rent a tent from our vendor, we can assist in that process. 
Art in Bayfront Park Policies
  • Alcoholic beverages are sold only in the beer and wine gardens and must be consumed in these areas. To purchase alcoholic beverages patrons must be 21 years and older presenting valid identification.
  • We encourage biking to the Fair. Once you arrive, bicycles and skateboards must be walked through the Fair site. Riding them through the Fair is prohibited because it may endanger or inconvenience the public attending the Fair.
  • The Fair reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety or to restrict activities such as public access to designated areas.
  • No political, corporate or other outside solicitation is allowed within the Fair site without prior consent by the Fair.
  • No firearms or weapons allowed on the Fair site.
  • Dogs on leashes are welcome! If your dog doesn’t like crowds or other dogs, please leave them at home.

Booth Information
Single booths spaces are 10’ deep x 12’ wide. For a double space purchase 2 singles
Jury fee $25
Single 12’ wide x 10’ deep   $300
Corners add $100
Electrical add $25
Trailer onsite add $50
Camping add $25 per night